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Where to Shop for Homewares in Manila

March 19, 2018
Manila’s got no shortage of local fashion labels, but the city is also home to a slew of dreamy decor dens crammed with stylish goodies by homegrown and international talents. Here are our top picks for homewares shopping in the city.

Quirksome, locally-made, museum-worthy objets are just an AmEx flex away, thanks to Tina Fernandez’s boutique Aphro. Located inside chic lifestyle hub The Alley, you’ll find all you need to spruce your abode, from funky glassware and wood-fired ceramics to sculptural table centrepieces and experimental furniture; all are displayed in an equally eye-popping room. Keep peepers peeled for limited-edition collections. 

Also located in The Alley, tucked behind a set of beautifully carved wooden doors, is lifestyle emporium Lanai. The heavenly, feminine space, adorned with an array of vibrant botanicals, has a range of antique furniture, elegant glassware, kitchen utensils and decorative whatnot, all of which sit pretty alongside a tight edit of floral-inspired womenswear, shoes and accessories.

If you’re looking for more substantial pieces, head to sprawling interiors wonderland W17, a one-stop shop for locally-made furniture. This epic showroom is crammed full of giant vases, antique East-West wooden cabinets and bespoke items, as well as a stash of earthy tableware and crockery fashioned in exotic materials. Allow at least half a day to visit. 

It’s worth a trip to Manila’s mega Greenbelt mall solely to peek at the kooky mismatch of design finds inside eclectic AC+632. Discover delicately embroidered linens, classic French teaware, exquisitely patterned ceramics, primo picnic baskets and retro garden utensils, plus a side line of cute clobber for pooches. Woof!

Aphro / The Alley / Karrivin Plaza / 2316 Chino Roces Ave Extension / +63 918 899 2698 / 11am-8pm Mon-Sat, til 6pm Sun /
Lanai / The Alley / Karrivin Plaza / 2316 Chino Roces Ave Extension / +63 2 802 5427 / 11.15am-8pm Tue-Sat /
W17 / Warehouse 17 / La Fuerza Compound / 2241 Chino Roces Ave / Makati / +63 2 478 1717 / 10am-7pm Mon-Sat /
AC+632 / 2/F / Greenbelt 5 / Ayala Center / Legaspi St / Makati / +63 2 758 2564 / 11am-9pm Sun-Thu, til 10pm Fri-Sat /